Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 14,695 as of Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 953 issues advancing vs. 1,941 declining with 134 unchanged. The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.47 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.43. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Itron ( ITRI), down 10.48, KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC), down 7.78, Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM), down 7.62, Advantest ( ATE), down 6.56 and Trimble Navigation ( TRMB), down 2.06. A company within the industry that increased today was Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.55. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. Altera ( ALTR) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, Altera is down $1.83 (-5.6%) to $31.10 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Altera exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.88-$32.30 after having opened the day at $31.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.93. Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and markets programmable logic devices (PLD), HardCopy application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices, pre-defined design building blocks, and proprietary development software. Altera has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Altera as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Altera Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.